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Stress and HypertensionExamining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure$
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Kevin T. Larkin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106442

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106442.001.0001

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Individual Differences and Essential Hypertension

Individual Differences and Essential Hypertension

Constitutional and Lifestyle Factors

(p.181) 6 Individual Differences and Essential Hypertension
Stress and Hypertension

Kevin T. Larkin

Yale University Press

This chapter explores a wide array of individual difference variables that may lead to the development of essential hypertension. These include constitutional variables such as age, parental history, gender, ethnicity, diabetes, and obesity, and lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol consumption, caffeine consumption, and dietary factors.

Keywords:   essential hypertension, constitutional variables, diabetes, obesity, lifestyle, smoking, alcohol consumption, caffeine consumption

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